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A MESSAGE FROM DR. LYNCH
Aiming to increase access to quality psychological services by leveraging up-to-date methods and approaches, delivered to patients virtually in the comfort of their homes
Thank you for stopping by Carolina Pediatric Psychology. I'm so glad you're here. I know from personal experience that searching for a mental health professional can feel daunting and overwhelming. Letting a stranger into the areas of your life which are challenging at the moment can seem like a steep hill to climb. I appreciate you taking the time to consider me as someone to join you on your journey.
I have always been interested in people and always enjoyed hearing the stories of others. One of my favorite early memories is my great-grandmother telling me about her childhood. I also love reading autobiographies and watching documentaries about people. This interest in people and their stories, as well as a desire to enter a "helping-profession" drew me to psychology. During a volunteer experience with an alternative-to-suspension program for high school students, I was able to observe mental health support provided to these students by the social workers employed in the program. This was such a meaningful experience for me and sparked a desire to become a mental health professional. After my undergraduate work, I pursued graduate studies in school psychology to merge my interests in both education and psychology/mental health.
After working as a school psychologist in the public school system for a couple years, I earned my PhD in order to become a licensed psychologist and have more flexibility in the way in which I serve children and families. My doctoral training was child-adolescent focused, with a specialization in health psychology. I transitioned from working in healthcare settings to private practice, because I enjoy the freedom private practice allows in ensuring treatment is designed to meet each client and each family's individual needs.
I have always been drawn to working with children, teenagers, and young adults, because I appreciate their honesty and authenticity. It is an honor for people to allow me into the deepest parts of their lives and for them to share with me moments of great pain and moments of great joy. The most rewarding part of my work is the privilege I have to just be with people and share in these moments. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly.
"Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the center, of meaningful human experiences."
American Author & Professor
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